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Kimberly Ann Maynard Carasso

Kimberly Ann Maynard Carasso

also known as Kimberly Carasso, Kimberly Maynard

Practice areas:

Personal Injury, Business, Employment & Labor, Ethics & Professional Responsibility, Real Estate

About Me

Kimberly  Carasso is an experienced civil litigator who counsels and represents clients in all facets of litigation. She has an extensive range of experience including: business, employment, professional liability, catastrophic personal injury, real estate and other types of complex litigation. 


 


She is admitted to practice in California and in  the Northern, Central Southern Districts of the United States District Court of California.  Ms. Carasso is a member of the Orange County Bar Association and numerous professional organizations, including the Orange County Chapter of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers. She has the highest peer-review status, based on legal abilities and ethical standards, issued by Martindale.


 


OC Metro Magazine recently named Ms. Carasso a "Mover and Shaker Under 40".  Also, Super Lawyers named her a "Rising Star", a prestigious distinction given to only 2.5% of the state's attorneys. Since that time, Super Lawyers Magazine has named her as one of California's Super Lawyers.


 


Ms. Carasso is highly experienced and skilled at investigation, organization, development of trial strategy, case evaluation and negotiation. She co-chaired a defense verdict in a multi-million dollar products liability action tried in Mammoth Lakes, California.  Moreover, she recently co-chaired a trial in Orange County, California obtaining a verdict for her clients in a long-standing and acrimonious dispute between two homeowner’s associations. In addition, she obtained a $1,300,000.00 judgment for a client in case involving failure to pay overtime and wrongful termination in violation of public policy.


 


Ms. Carasso enjoys public speaking and has been a featured speaker for several organizations, including the Association of Corporate Counsel. In 2005, the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership organization elected Ms. Carasso (then Maynard)  to a two-year term as a Board of Trustee and appointed her as its General Counsel.  She now serves as a Board of Governor for HOBY.


 


Ms. Carasso received her Juris Doctor degree from California Western School of Law in 1996 where she received the American Jurisprudence Award in Evidence Advocacy and she was a member of the Dean’s List. In 1993, she received her Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Political Science, with Programs of Concentration in Scientific Perspectives and Japanese Studies from University of California–San Diego.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1996

  1. Personal Injury: 60%
    19 years
  2. Business: 20%
    15 years
  3. Employment & Labor: 10%
    15 years
  4. Real Estate: 5%
    15 years
  5. Ethics & Professional Responsibility: 5%
    19 years

Attorney Endorsements

20 total 

  • James E Gandy

    For Personal Injury, I endorse Ms. Carasso. She is a spirited advocate and anyone who need such an attorney should contact her.

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    James Gandy Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Scott David Nelson

    I endorse this lawyer's work.

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    Scott Nelson Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact Info

Law Offices of Marshall Silberberg

3333 Michelson Drive
Suite 710
Irvine, CA, 92612

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive199605/20/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2015
Top 100 Attorneys in OCOC Metro Magazine2014
Super LawyersSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
Top Women Attorneys in Southern CaliforniaCalifornia Super Lawyers2013
OC Metro -- Top OC AttorneyOrange County Register2013
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
AV RatingMartindale Hubbell2011
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2011
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2010
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2009
Mover and Shaker Under 40OC Metro Magazine2009
Dean's ListCalifornia Western School of Law1996
American Jurisprudence Award -- Evidence AdvocacyAmerican Jurisprudence Bancroft-Whitney1996
Oral Advocacy Competition AwardCalifornia Western School of Law1995
Arrow Award for ScholarshipPi Beta Phi1992
Provost's Honor ListUniversity of California -- San Diego, Warren College1990
Highly ratedMartindale HubbellN/A

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Of CounselSamini Scheinberg2014 - 2014
Of CounselHewitt Wolensky & McNulty LLP2012 - 2014
Senior AttorneyCallahan & Blaine, APLC2005 - 2012
AssociateKlinedinst, PC2002 - 2005
AssociateSchaffer, Lax, McNaughton & Chen1999 - 2002
AssociateBaker, Silberberg & Keener1996 - 1999
Certified Legal Intern -- J.U.D.G.E. UnitSan Diego County District Attorney1995 - 1995
ClerkBonne, Bridges, Mueller, O'Keefe & Nichols1995 - 1995
ClerkBonne, Bridges, Mueller, O'Keefe & Nichols1994 - 1994

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership OrganizationBoard of Governors2011 - Present
United States District Court for the Northern District of CaliforniaN/A2009 - Present
United States District Court for the Southern District of CaliforniaN/A2009 - Present
Hugh O'Brian Youth LeadershipBoard of Trustee and General Counsel2005 - 2007
Orange County Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
Professionals in Human Resources AssociationMember2002 - 2005
Los Angeles Bar AssociationMember1999 - 2005
United States District Court for the Central District of CaliforniaN/A1998 - Present
Association of Southern California Defense CounselMember1996 - 2005
Defense Research InstituteMember1996 - 2002
American Bar AssociationMember1996 - 2005
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1996 - Present
Association of Business Trial Lawyers (Orange County chapter)MemberN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Pett v. CoddingtonObtained $1,300,000.00 judgment for client
ConfidentialResolved two accounting malpractice cases
Amcor Sunclipse North America v. BowersObtained injunction against former employee

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
The Voice, Defense Research InstituteSupreme Court Arbitration Decisions: A Reminder to Draft Contracts and Arbitration Provisions with Care2013

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
California Western School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
Univ of California San DiegoPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1993

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
ACCA -- Double HeaderWage & Hour: The Latest Trends and Strategies to Minimize the Negative Impact of these Costly Claims2006
Family Violence and Sexual Assault InstituteHIPPA and What It Means to Mental Health Care Providers2005
Family Violence and Sexual Assault InstituteUseful Tips to Minimize the Possibility of Malpractice Claims2005
Introduction to Employment and Labor Law in CaliforniaHow to Minimize Sexual Harassment2004
Introduction to Employment and Labor Law in CaliforniaPre-Hiring Issues2004
7th Annual Klinedinst Employment SymposiumSexual Harassment Update: Important Developments in California Sexual Harassment Laws2004
6th Annual Klinedinst Employment SymposiumThe Best and Worst Employment Practices: Pre-Employment Discrimination2004
Employment and Labor Law in CaliforniaThe Down and Dirty on Sexual Harassment2003
ASWA 63rd Annual Conference -- The Pursuit of Personal and Professional Promise: Women Accountants as Catalysts for ChangeEthical Considerations for Accountants Post-Enron2003
5th Annual Klinedinst Employment Symposium -- Staying Ahead of the Curve: A Day of Interactive ProcessDual Employment Issues2003
5th Annual Klinedinst Employment Symposium -- Staying Ahead of the Curve: A Day of Interactive ProcessIndependent Contractors2003